30 Dec Central High School students and Ōnin design Ready to Work Program logo
The students learned about the importance and history of logos before designing their own logo to represent their school’s first RTW program, which will begin Jan 2017.
“I think it’s important for students to have a voice in their logo, since the program is dedicated to their careers and their future,” said Marketing and Design Manager Shane Minor. “They are the first students to be a part a RTW program at Central High, so their logo will make a lasting impact on students participating in this program for many years to come.”
Onin partnered with local employers and Central High School to develop the RTW program that will allow Central High students to explore career pathways, gain entry level skills and develop soft skills.
Students will then graduate with professional certifications recognized by AIDT, an independent agency that operates under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce. Central High students will additionally be taught industry-specific skills such as advanced manufacturing safety, lockout-tagout and be given a review of how organizations work.
In essence, students will be able to join the workforce already acclimated to a professional environment and have the ability standing out amongst other potential candidates after completing the RTW program.
“How many 18 year-olds can say they graduated high school OSHA 10 certified, CPR certified with a National Career Readiness certificate and the Ready to Work AIDT certification?” said Heath Hendrix, Business Development Manager of Onin Staffing of Tuscaloosa. “When the students graduate, they’ll be able to show that certificate or diploma to a local employer who will know exactly what the student has learned.”